Kristian Skrede Gleditsch
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PhD supervision


I find working with postgraduate students to be very rewarding. On this page I provide links to past and present PhD students for whom I have served as either chair or supervisor (I have also served as committee member or outsider reader on many dissertations not listed here)

If you are interested in studing at Essex, I am willing to supervise any topics related to my general research interest. Please note that I have a strong preference for more general puzzles and research questions. Some students who contact me express an interest in doing research on explaining particular incidents or the behavior of individual countries. Although I can appreciate case specific research, it is very unlikely that I will know much about the particular incident/country that you are interested in. If your interests are very case-specific, then I probably would not be an apropriate supervisor for you. However, I may have more to contribute if you cast your research question in a more general manner, and try to think about what more general phenomenon the individual event/incident you are interested in could be considered a case of.

I am currently particularily interested in supervising research on the following topics:

  linkages between civil and transnational conflict
  disaggregated analysis of conflict
  spatial approaches to political behavior
  regime transitions and political change


Current PhD students


  Baris Ari, "Peace Processes in Civil Wars", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress (co-supervisor with Daina Chiba)

  Sinem Arslan, "Transnational Factors and Willingness to Negotiate in Civil Wars", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress

  Margherita Belgioioso, "Contentious Politics and Terrorism", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress (co-supervisor with Tobias Böhmelt)

  Rebecca Cordell, "International Cooperation and Security During the Post-9/11 Period", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress (co-supervisor with Alejandro Quiroz)

  Marianne Dahl, "Desisting from Violence: The selection of Non-Violent vs. Violent Strategies", PhD in Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in progress (co-supervisor with Scott Gates)

  Charlotte Fiedler, "Post-conflict Policies for Sustainable Peace", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress

  Phillip Nelson, "The Business of Peace", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress (co-supervisor with Han Dorussen)

  Roman Olar, "Repression, political violence and non-violent resistance", PhD in Government, Essex, in progress (co-supervisor with Marius Radean)

  Dragana Vidovic, "Collective In(Action) in Divided Societies: Causes and Consequences", PhD in Government Essex, in progress

Former PhD students


  Zorzeta Bakaki, "Interstate Disputes and Escalation to War", PhD in Government Essex 2014, now at the University of Essex (co-supervisor with Ismene Gizelis)

  Kyle Beardsley, "Politics by Means Other than War: Understanding International Mediation", PhD in Political Science UCSD 2006, now at Duke University (co-chair with David Lake)

  Tobias Böhmelt, "International Mediation Interaction: Synergy, Conflict, Effectiveness", PhD in Government Essex 2010, now at the University of Essex

  Govinda Clayton, "Horses for Courses: Disaggregating the Determinants of Mediation Effectiveness", PhD in Politics and International Relations, University of Kent 2013, now at ETH Zurich (co-supervisor with Ismene Gizelis)

  Belen Gonzalez, "Structure and Signal in Genocide", PhD in Government Essex, 2015, now postdoc at the University of Mannheim

  Cullen Hendrix, "Leviathan in the Tropics: Environment, State Capacity and Civil Conflict in the Developing World", PhD in Political Science UCSD 2008, now at the University of Denver (co-chair with Stephan Haggard)

  Kaisa Hinkkainen, "Motivations, Opportunities and Tactics in Terrorism", PhD in Government Essex 2013, now at the University of Leeds

  Jule (Juliane) Krüger, "New Voices for a Silent Past: Analysing Civilian Deaths in Conflict", PhD in Government Essex 2014, now postdoc at Michigan State University

  Nils Metternich, "Civil Wars, Democratization, and Ethnic Support", PhD in Government Essex 2010, now at University College London

  Ulrich Pilster, "Regime Type, Civil-Military Relations, Leaders, and Multilateral Military Operations", PhD in Government Essex 2011, now a fellow at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), NATO

  Sara Polo, "Determinants and Patterns of Domestic and Transnational Terrorism: Host, Targets and Space", PhD in Government Essex, 2015, now at Rice University

  Mauricio Rivera Celestino, "The Sources of State Repression", PhD in Government Essex 2013, now postdoc at CIDE Region Centro

  Andrea Ruggeri, "It Depends: The Spatial Context of Civil War", PhD in Government Essex, 2011, now at the University of Oxford

  Idean Salehyan, "Rebels Without Borders: State Boundaries, Transnational Opposition, and Civil Conflict", PhD in Political Science UCSD 2006, now at the University of North Texas (co-chair with Barbara Walter)

  Heather Smith-Cannoy, "Ratification of Global Human Rights Treaties: Signaling for Aid During Regional Crises", PhD in Political Science UCSD 2007, now at Lewis and Clark College (co-chair with Miles Kahler)

  Chih Mao Tang, "Small States, Major Powers, and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region", PhD in Government Essex 2011, now at Soochow University

  Kateřina Tkáčová, "Domestic Terrorism and Ethnic Groups", PhD in Government Essex 2016, now adjunct lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London & University College London

  Sebastian Ziaja, "A Nudge too Far? The Effects of Democracy Aid on Democratization and Political Instability", PhD in Government Essex 2014, now Heidelberg University

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